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Syrian army battles IS attack in Deir al-Zor

Reuters World News - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 08:42
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army and its allies fought on Friday to recover ground lost during an Islamic State counterattack in eastern Syria that targeted positions on the road to Deir al-Zor, a commander in the pro-Damascus alliance said.
Categories: World News

Merkel to name aide interim German finance minister: Sueddeutsche

Reuters World News - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 08:35
BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief of staff will become acting finance minister when Wolfgang Schaeuble leaves office, Sueddeutsche Zeitung said on Friday in a report that the government's spokeswoman did not deny.
Categories: World News

Flight ban on Iraqi Kurds imposed after independence vote

Reuters World News - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 08:32
ERBIL, Iraq/ANKARA (Reuters) - A ban on international flights into Iraq's Kurdish region was being imposed on Friday after the Baghdad government retaliated against a vote for independence that has drawn opposition from foreign powers.
Categories: World News

Trump to travel to Asia Nov. 3-14: White House

Reuters World News - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 08:27
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will travel to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, the Philippines from Nov. 3-14 to attend regional summits and discuss trade and the North Korean nuclear threat, the White House said on Friday.
Categories: World News

Only 'miracles' can move Brexit talks forward by October, EU tells Britain

Reuters World News - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 07:44
TALLINN (Reuters) - Only "miracles" can move Brexit talks far enough to fulfill Britain's hopes of launching discussions next month on its future ties with the European Union, the head of the European Commission said on Friday.
Categories: World News

Russia accuses CNN International of violating Russian media law

Reuters World News - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 07:35
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's communications regulator on Friday accused U.S. TV channel CNN International of violating Russian media law and said it had summoned the broadcaster's representatives in connection with the matter.
Categories: World News

How blood money, diplomacy and desperation are reuniting Palestine

Reuters World News - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 07:11
GAZA (Reuters) - A decade on, Rawda al-Zaanoun is at last willing to forgive the gunmen who killed her son during the civil war that split Palestine. It has been painful, but she says it is time.
Categories: World News

Russia's Navalny detained ahead of rally

AP World News - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 07:00
MOSCOW (AP) — Police on Friday detained Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny ahead of a rally in a major city. 2017-09-29T01:57:00-04:00 2017-09-29T05:57:23-04:00
Categories: World News

The Latest: Official says 4 killed in Afghan suicide bombing

AP World News - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 07:00
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Latest on developments in Afghanistan (all times local): 2017-09-29T02:37:00-04:00 2017-09-29T06:37:36-04:00
Categories: World News

Farmers say Maria wrecked bright spot of Puerto Rico economy

AP US News - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 07:00
For 21 years Hector Alejandro Santiago spread joy throughout Puerto Rico with the poinsettias, orchids and other ornamental plants he raised and sold to major retailers including Costco, Walmart and Home Depot. In a matter of hours Hurricane Maria wiped it away. 2017-09-29T01:59:00-04:00 2017-09-29T05:59:30-04:00
Categories: National News

China to prosecute former party boss of Chongqing

Reuters World News - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 06:46
BEIJING (Reuters) - The former Communist Party boss of one of China's most important cities, the southwestern megalopolis of Chongqing, has been expelled from the party and will be prosecuted for corruption, state news agency Xinhua said on Friday.
Categories: World News

More than 60 Rohingya feared drowned as U.S. steps up pressure on Myanmar

Reuters World News - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 06:39
COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - More than 60 Rohingya Muslim refugees from Myanmar are believed to have drowned when their boat capsized, the latest victims in what the United Nations says is the world's fastest-developing refugee emergency.
Categories: World News

Blast hits Afghan capital near Shi'ite mosque, causing casualties

Reuters World News - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 06:38
KABUL (Reuters) - Suicide attackers hit the Afghan capital Kabul on Friday near a large Shi'ite mosque, causing several casualties, officials and witnesses said.
Categories: World News

Catalan leader says is sure voters will act peacefully in independence referendum

Reuters World News - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 06:22
BARCELONA, Spain, (Reuters) - The leader of Catalonia is convinced all voters will act peacefully on Sunday when the region is called to vote in an independence referendum declared illegal by Spain.
Categories: World News

Putin complains Russian media abroad face unacceptable pressure

Reuters World News - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 06:20
MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin told a meeting of Russia's Security Council on Friday that Russian media outlets working abroad were facing growing and unacceptable pressure, Dmitry Peskov, his spokesman, said.
Categories: World News

Iraqi ban on flights to Kurdish capital Irbil begins Friday

AP World News - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 06:00
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — An Iraqi government order that international airlines halt all flights in and out of the cities of Irbil and Sulaimaniyah in Kurdish territory was set to kick in Friday. 2017-09-29T00:59:00-04:00 2017-09-29T04:59:46-04:00
Categories: World News

UN meeting on Myanmar spotlights Security Council divisions

AP World News - Fri, 09/29/2017 - 06:00
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council's first open meeting on Myanmar in eight years highlighted the body's deep divisions: China and Russia supported the Southeast Asian country's government while the U.S., Britain and France demanded an end to "ethnic cleansing" of its Rohingya Muslim minority. 2017-09-28T22:54:00-04:00 2017-09-29T02:54:51-04:00
Categories: World News

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